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Brent396

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Re: "muscle car" without posi
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2018, 04:20:36 PM »
I thought the term started with the 64 GTO.

I've always thought it started with the 1963 Plymouth Sport Fury 426 Max but it wasn't as popular as the 64 GTO therefore never got the Muscle Car connotation.

dannystarr

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Re: "muscle car" without posi
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 04:55:11 PM »
FYI, to clarify, I myself was talking about the naming of a PONY CAR debate. As far as I always knew growing up the first MUSCLE car was the GTO. But NOW I can't imagine it NOT being the Max Wedge. Popularity contest might have been it. I guess it's all personal pref... Danny

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« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2018, 02:03:01 AM »
If the formula is big engine, hipo parts from the factory, light weight body, than why not a 57 Chevy 210 with the fuel injected 283? The 210 was lighter than the Belair 283 was the biggest engine Chevy had and with fuel injection (exotic at the time) made one horsepower per cubic inch of displacement. That was big news for 1957. I think this is a subject that could be debated until the end of time and you won't find a consensus to it. I feel most do agree that it was the 64 gto that started it. However horsepower wars were going on before that.

 

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